Course: Technical English

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Course title Technical English
Course code KAJ/TE
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kumar Alok, M.A.
Course content
The topics selected include e.g. credit cards, laser, scanner, robots, firewalls, etc.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 16 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report in a foreign language) (10-15) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Students should be at least at the intermediate level of English. The course is by no means intended for beginners.
learning outcomes
Students should be able to grasp texts at the intermediate level of difficulty. It is not neccesary that students are very technically-oriented as only simple topics of IT, Electronics, etc. will be taught in this course.
teaching methods
Multimedia supported teaching
Collaborative instruction
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • Glendinning, Eric H.; Holmström, Beverly A. S. Study reading : a course in reading skills for academic purposes. 1st ed. Cambridge, UK ; Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-521-54776-8.
  • Glendinning, Eric H.; McEvan, John. Oxford English for information technology : teacher´s guide. 1st pub. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-19-45376-1.
  • Ibbotson, M. Cambridge English for Engineering. Cambridge: CUP, 2008. ISBN 978-0-521-71518-8.
  • SCHMITZ, A., SCHMITZ, E. Toolbox. Max Hueber Verlag, 1995.

Study plans that include the course
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